Posts tagged ‘Rihanna’

July 9, 2012

LIVE REVIEW: WIRELESS FESTIVAL – LONDON (7-8 JULY 2012)

This weekend was the one everyone was waiting for… Wireless Festival! On Saturday, I caught a few tracks from the beautiful Rita Ora, which included ‘How We Do (Party)’, ‘Hot Right Now’, and ‘RIP’. She looked every inch the Roc Nation princess in camouflage combat trousers, black crop top and black beanie hat…

I had to run to see the amazing UK act Clement Marfo + The Frontline, who sent everybody absolutely mental as one of the first acts on at the Pepsi Max Stage. Frontman rapper Clement and singer Kojo exuberated energy, gaining lots of new fans.

Tulisa was up next on the main stage after Rita, opening with N Dubz songs. She showed her ex what he was missing by wearing a black low cut bra style top, with her midriff bare and a high waisted, short black star print skirt. She then dedicated ‘Titanium’ to her ex, saying “this is to my d***head ex-boyfriend, Justin f****** Edwards!” She also performed a track from her new forthcoming album called ‘Leave Me Alone’.

I then ventured to Barclay’s Unwind Stage to catch Sneakbo, where I saw Political PeakSho Shallow and Ard Adz performing. Sneakbo then came out and the crowd went even wilder. He performed ‘Yo Sexy’, ‘Call Me A Naija’, as well as doing covers of ‘Imma Boss’, and ‘Oliver Twist’. Of course he then ended with ‘Show Me The Wave’, and recent release ‘Sing For Tomorrow’.

UK hip-hop’s savior Sway was next up on the Barclays Unwind Stage; again you could tell there were hardcore fans in the audience as he performed ‘Up Your Speed’. ‘Still Speeding’ was definitely a crowd pleaser and his latest single ‘Level Up’ left the crowd unable to control their high.

I then went to see Taylor Gang general Wiz Khalifa who looked very indie in a bowler hat, long t-shirt, black skinny jeans and denim jacket, performing his well-known tracks ‘Roll Up,’ ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ and closing on ‘Black & Yellow’.

Fans gathered early to see The Weeknd. From the ‘House Of Balloons’ mixtape he sang ‘The Morning’, ‘The Party & The After Party’ and ‘Wicked Games’.  He also played tracks from the infamous ‘Thursday’ mixtape, which the crowd enjoyed the most. His solo performance for me was the best of the night; his vocals were 100% and you could hear every word of his stunning voice.

Next up was Ms Nicki Minaj. She got carted to the stage kicking off her set with ‘Roman’s Revenge’, ‘Did It On Em’, and ‘Beez In The Trap’. When ‘Moment For Life’, and ‘Starships’ came on, everyone was singing along. Near the end she did a dancehall inspired set, singing and dancing to songs like ‘Who Am I’ by Beenie Man and Tony Matterhorn’s ‘Dutty Wine’, where she showed everyone how it was done by wining on stage. ‘Superbass’ and ‘Monster’ were the closing tracks for the first lady of YMCMB.

Despite the rain, it was then time to see the artist everyone was waiting for – Drake. Coming on looking every inch the superstar, he was dressed all in black with touches of gold. He opened with ‘Underground Kings’, and ‘Lord Knows’ before quickly moving onto ‘I’m On One’ and ‘Over’.

He then said: “London is like my second home, I don’t give a f**k about the rain tonight.” The Weeknd came out to join him on ‘Crew Love’ and ‘The Zone’. Drake almost brought tears to The Weeknd’s eyes when he put his arm around him and told him, “I remember when I met you in Toronto, I knew you were going to be the greatest musician alive.”

Nicki also came back on stage for ‘Proud Of You’. The crowd joined in with Drake for ‘Take Care’, filling in for the missing Rihanna. He made the females falling for him judging by their love struck eyes! Despite the bad sound quality from the main stage, Drake put on a brilliant performance and proved why he was the headliner for Saturday and no one else.

Sunday’s Wireless saw Hyde Park become a lethal mudbath. The day was an eventful one, with the ‘King Of Hearts’ Lloyd taking to the stage to wow the ladies in the afternoon. UK soulstress Cleo Sol also represented in the afternoon, performing her new smash ‘Never The Right Time’. Other memorable acts included rapper K-Koke, StooSheLabrinthFlux PavilionRizzle KicksJessie J and J Cole.

Rihanna headlined Sunday’s event, which unfortunately was impacted by the poor sound quality, as it was for Drake’s set. Kicking off her set late, the star demonstrated her love for Egypt with an Arabian themed stage. The singer performed tracks like ‘Hard’ ‘Live Your Life’ ‘What’s My Name’ ‘Where Have You Been’ ‘S&M’ and finished off with ‘Umbrella’, at which time it was actually raining.

The 24-year-old’s headlining set was finished off with fireworks and bouncy balls being thrown into the crowd, before she told her adoring crowd: “Thanks for staying to watch me in the rain… Only in London would you guys stay to watch this show.”

 

 

May 29, 2012

Chris Brown, Meek Mill & Drake Diss Rihanna On Twitter

Over the weekend just gone, the three American music artists who have all dated Rihanna started a little twitter beef over her. Instead of defending her honour though, they dissed her too. It started off with Chris Brown, who after finding out Meek Mill had been up to no good with his ex, removed him from his song Don’t Judge Me. Meek Mill then tweeted this…

Chris Brown quickly tweeted this back

Referring to Dreamchasers 2 mixtape Meek Mill tweeted back

Drake having been with Rihanna too felt he had to jump in.

With Chris Brown responding simply LOL… Drake then tweeted again…

Chris Brown ended the twitter conversation by making a joke…

This is not good news for Rihanna as she is being classed as a girl who gets passed around easily. Chris Brown could have had Rihanna back, but choose his new girlfriend over her, Meek Mill has denied dating Rihanna, but replied to Breezy that  she let ‘him watch the throne,’ and she is communal property. Drake who always seemed to be close to her, refers to her as   ‘our ho.’

April 7, 2012

Drake – Take Care ft. Rihanna

Drake releases the video to Take Care the title track of his sophomore album featuring pop princess Rihanna.

Yoann Lemoine who directed the video told MTV News, “It pays tribute to nature. When I listened to the track, I was seeing a landscape … involving animals and massive landscapes.” He added, “It’s not narrative at all, it involves animals.”

March 29, 2012

Drake On Doing A Whole Album With Rihanna

While Drake was in the UK for his tour, Kiss FM interviewed him speaking about his desire to do a whole collaborative album with Rihanna, getting back into acting, the video for Take Care and more.

March 9, 2012

Chris Brown – How I Feel

Chris Brown talks Rihanna, fake friends, family abuse and more in his new single How I Feel produced by Drumma Boy. 

His new album Fortune will be out 8th May.

January 18, 2012

Rihanna’s Armani Summer 2012 Campaign

Rihanna who is the face of Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani looks smoking in these new snaps of the 2012 Ad campaign. Rhi Rhi is seen posing in lacy lingerie, strippy shorts and skinny jeans on furniture.

January 13, 2012

The Brit Award Nominations 2012

Last night was the Brit Awards nominations, so here they are for 2012

 

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Adele
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

British Single
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came

International Female Solo Artist
Beyoncé
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay Z/ Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

Outstanding Contribution to Music
WINNER:
Blur

Critics Choice
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johes

January 9, 2012

Beyonce Gives Birth To Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl on saturday in New York at Lenox Hill hospital. The Daily News reported that Beyonce checked in on friday night taking over an entire floor of the labour department of the hospital.

“Hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts, the source said. Several security guards were spotted patrolling the outside of the hospital Saturday night.
A Lenox Hill staffer confirmed that a patient named Ingrid Jackson was in a “labor room.”

The name Blue Ivy Carter means something to Jay Z and Beyonce, Blue being Hov’s favourite colour and Ivy because 4 (IV being the roman numeral) is the couple’s favourite number. They were married on April 4th 2008, they have IV tattooed on their wedding fingers, Beyonce has an album called 4 and Beyonce was born on September 4th and Jay Z December 4th.

Their celebrity friends were tweeting congratulations and welcoming baby Carter to the world…

January 4, 2012

The Dream Reveals He Pocketed $15 Million For ‘Umbrella’ On Tim Westwood

The Dream was one of the latest guests on Tim Westwood’s show. Known for asking wild questions, The Dream held his own and answered them, saying he made around $15 million for writing Rihanna’s hit Umbrella. He also talked about the story behind writing Baby for Justin Bieber and how he gave a percentage of the writing credits to Christina Milian as she helped him choose the right melody.

December 20, 2011

A Dutch Magazine Has Made Racist Comments About Rihanna

Poor Rihanna first a man racially abuses her at a hotel in Lisbon and now this. The Dutch Magazine Jackie ran a style piece on her, which is common enough in the magazine and blogging world. The piece firstly was entitled ‘De Niggabitch.’ It said,

“She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”

After readers were outraged the edior-in-chief responded with an apology, claiming it was never meant to offend anyone.

Dear readers,

First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I’m glad that we’re engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period. While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was abad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure thatthese terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe therewas absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think thatthis was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish toaccept it.

From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.

Regards,

Eva Hoeke